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Postgraduate study at Edge Hill University

Secondary Physical Education (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

Please note, this programme is closed to further applications for September 2019 entry.

For details of PGCEs which remain open to applications for academic year 2019/20, please see www.edgehill.ac.uk/pgce.

Excellent quality teaching and learning opportunities on a popular programme designed to prepare you fully for the physical and intellectual demands of a teaching position in Physical Education;
Gain key governing body awards during your programme to boost your portfolio and career prospects;
Individually-tailored support.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

As a secondary school teacher in Physical Education, you’ll face heavy demands on your mind, body and time. This programme is carefully designed to prepare you fully for the physical and mental challenges you will face, giving you the skills and stamina necessary to become an assured and high quality teacher of this subject.

You will experience professional training, delivered to the highest standard, immersing you in the very latest teaching and learning pedagogies. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further deepen your own subject knowledge.

If you have a degree in, or featuring, Physical Education, want to inspire a love of sport in secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16 and are passionate about boosting their physical and mental abilities, this is the programme for you.

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have:

  • A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification);
  • Satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence;
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher.

Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Course modules

  • SPE4010Developing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in Physical Education (30 CREDITS)
  • SPE4011Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning in Physical Education (30 CREDITS)
  • SPE4012Research and Practice in Physical Education (30 CREDITS)
  • SRP4001Reflective Professional Practice (30 CREDITS)
  • SRP4002Professional Practice 1 (30 CREDITS)
  • SRP4003Professional Practice 2 (30 CREDITS)

120 academic credits are studied on the programme in total, in addition to 60 ungraded credits for the Professional Practice modules.

Timetables

Timetables for your induction week are normally available in August prior to enrolment. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your induction week. While we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in ICT and other areas of PE.

Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £13,000.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PGCE Full time £ 9,250 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
PGCE Full time £ 13,000 (Academic year) International 12 Months

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